• Still Listening: Lullaby

    January 31, 2016

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “Lullaby” by the Dixie Chicks. A tough song to listen to, in a way, but the refrain brings peace to many parents who have experienced a loss: “How long do you wanna be loved? / Is forever enough? / Is forever enough? / ‘Cause I’m never never giving you…

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  • Three

    January 30, 2016

    You’d be three today my darling Ariella. I see girls your age and I’m always stunned by how old they look. I can’t imagine you that big and that hurts. I was scared that one day I wouldn’t be able to imagine you growing up and that day has come. It hurts so much my baby!…

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  • What Nobody Told Me About Grief

    January 29, 2016

    Nobody told me how it would feel. How it would hurt. How it would change me on a cellular level. They told me about what would happen to my body and to his. They told me my options for burial or cremation. They told me things like “At least you are young, you can try…

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  • Dear Newly Bereaved Parent

    January 27, 2016

    This will likely be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Survive this. And eventually, maybe even thrive again. At times it will feel virtually impossible. You’ll wonder how a human being can survive such pain. You’ll learn you know how to defy the impossible. You did it from the moment your child’s heart stopped, and yours kept…

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  • The Largest Collection of Songs for Bereaved Parents in the World

    January 25, 2016

    It’s a sad distinction to bear, but to our knowledge, Still Standing has created the largest playlist of songs for parents who have experienced miscarriages, stillbirths, or other types of loss. You can find it here. With your help, we now have over 400 songs (418, to be exact), 20 unique playlists (some sorted by genre, others…

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  • Still Listening: Smallest Wingless

    January 23, 2016

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “Smallest Wingless” by Craig Cardiff. One of our most-mentioned songs from parents, it’s easy to understand why. “We said hello / at the same time / we said goodbye.” Mention your favorite song it in the comments, and remember to follow our Spotify account (https://open.spotify.com/user/stillstandingmagazine) where you can hear more songs,…

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  • The Only Thing That Matters

    January 21, 2016

    I spend a great deal of time walking in the valley of the shadow of death. I’ve walked there with ones I love: my daughters Faith and Grace, my son Thomas, my mother, my friend and mentor Dinah, grandparents. The longer we walk this earth, the more goodbyes we will experience.  Most recently, I walk with…

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